Don Ameche. Opening sequence on how people use the phone and why. Alexander Graham Bell contemplates. How to organize your phone business. Excellent montage shots of people on telephone with interesting reactions. In a very clever scene, Don Ameche recreates his 1939 role as Alexander Graham Bell in the famous "Doctor Watson, come here, I want you" scene; he then discusses the future of his wonderous invention, the telephone with Dr. Watson. Watson asks Bell how he is able to foretell all these amazing things; Bell washes his face, turns around, and he's Don Ameche, saying: "Well, who would know better than I?" (A Hollywood inside joke!); overdubbed narrator says: "Any resemblance between Don Ameche and Alexander Graham Bell was strictly intentional"!!
January 26, 2017 Subject:
Mr Ameche, Come here, I want you!
Don Ameche stars as Alexander Graham Bell in this short overview of how the telephone impacts our daily life. From the local town gossips, to the salespeople and the regular joe schmos, everyone uses one! This is a pretty simple film, it tells of instances when and when not to use the phone, and as well gives brief tips on caller etiquette. The whole thing is so slight actually, you wonder what on earth an actor with such caliber as Don Ameche would be in something like this. Guess he knew Jam Handy,..
March 11, 2016 Subject:
Don Ameche as Alexander Graham Bell
re: "Well, who would know better than I?" (A Hollywood inside joke!)
Since the 1939 movie in which Don Ameche portrayed A.G. Bell has been seen by millions of people, then and since, the joke would hardly be "a Hollywood insider" one, even without an exclamation mark.